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Stevie Holland - Before Love Has Gone (2008)

24-10-2015, 01:33
Music | Jazz | Vocal Jazz

Stevie Holland - Before Love Has Gone (2008)

Artist: Stevie Holland
Title Of Album: Before Love Has Gone
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: 150 Music
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 41:21
Total Size: 101 MB (Covers)

Vocalist Stevie Holland is gifted with a rich, expressive alto, clear diction, and an ability to bring out something fresh in familiar songs. Buoyed by a strong rhythm section consisting of pianist Martin Bejerano, bassist Edward Perez, and drummer Willie Jones III, Holland catches the nuances of the sensual "Carioca" without falling into a tired routine as do many lounge singers, often backed solely by Perez. She restores the oft-omitted verse to Rodgers & Hart's "Where or When," then savors its romantic lyrics in an updated treatment of this decades-old standard. Tenor saxophonist Ole Mathisen is added for her lush, deliberate treatment of "Lazy Afternoon," though Holland's powerful duet with Bejerano of "How Deep Is the Ocean" is easily the high point of her CD. Guitarist Paul Bollenback joins the rhythm section for her swinging interpretation of Ferde Grofй's "Daybreak" (with the guitarist opening his solo with a bit of Grofй's well-known "On the Trail"). She also collaborates with composer Gary William Friedman on two strong originals. Her midtempo bossa nova "The Music in Me That Plays" is an upbeat affair, with Bollenback playing acoustic guitar. Mathiesen returns for Holland's melancholy ballad "Before Love Has Gone," with the singer delivering her longing lyrics in a heartfelt manner. Carly Simon's "Riverboat Gambler" seems an unlikely choice for a jazz vocalist, but Holland takes on the challenge and makes it work. Highly recommended.

Ken Dryden


01. Carioca 03:43
02. Before Love Has Gone 05:06
03. Where Or When 03:34
04. Lazy Afternoon 05:18
05. The Music In Me That Plays 04:09
06. Make Our Gardens Grow 03:56
07. Daybreak 02:46
08. How Deep Is The Ocean 04:10
09. Riverboat Gambler 03:23
10. Here's To Your Illusions 05:12

Paul Bollenback - guitar
Willie Jones, III - drums
Ole Mathisen - saxophone
Edward Perez - upright bass
Martin Bejerano - piano
Stevie Holland – vocals

Stevie Holland - Before Love Has Gone (2008)

Stevie Holland - Before Love Has Gone (2008)

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alij   User offline   15 July 2011 01:40

thank u what a voice!!!!

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frav10   User offline   15 July 2011 09:33

Thank's from Israel 3

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balthaczar   User offline   28 November 2011 19:51

Certainly a pretty good voice. So many lady Jazz singers but not that much talent. Thanks for the introduction.

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ogutierrez   User offline   26 October 2015 02:39

Thank you . m.

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